Jesse Hahn was hammered by the Twins, giving up six runs in five-plus innings en route to a loss on Monday.
Hahn was slipping nothing by a normally-weak Twins lineup. The right-hander allowed 10 hits, walked none, and struck out five in the effort. The Twins countered the Athletics' four-run first inning with a four-run second inning. Hahn contributed to a four-run sixth as well, departing in the middle of the onslaught. The right-hander has a mediocre 4.33 ERA, 1.15 WHIP, and 16/4 K/BB ratio in 27 innings. He'll look to rebound in his next start in Seattle against the Mariners.
Mark Canha belted his fourth home run of the season in a losing effort against the Twins on Monday.
Canha, who finished 1-for-4, took Phil Hughes out to left field with the bases empty in the sixth inning, breaking a 4-4 tie. The outfielder has picked things up at the plate after cooling off a bit, now registering at least one hit in five consecutive games. He's batting .284/.348/.469 with 14 RBI on the year.
Torii Hunter went 1-for-5 with a three-run home run, helping the Twins eke out a win over the Athletics on Monday.
Hunter capped off the Twins' second four-run inning with a three-run blast in the sixth off of R.J. Alvarez. Though Hunter has only three home runs, 13 RBI, and a .253/.289/.407 batting line, he has hit better as of late, entering Monday's action with three consecutive multi-hit games. The 39-year-old has managed to stay productive in the twilight of his career, but he'll have to keep it up over five more months for the Twins.
Stephen Vogt finished 3-for-5 with a grand slam and an RBI double in Monday's loss versus the Twins.
Vogt sent the A's up 4-0 early with a first-inning grand slam off of Phil Hughes. He added an RBI double in the ninth in an attempt to help his team stage a comeback, but it fell short. Vogt homered twice and knocked in four runs on Sunday, continuing what has been a highly productive season. He's batting .372/.462/.718 with seven home runs and 25 RBI on the season.
Chad Qualls gave up a sacrifice fly in the ninth inning, resulting in a loss as the Astros fell 2-1 to the Rangers on Monday.
Qualls allowed a leadoff double to Adrian Beltre, then followed that up by allowing a single to Kyle Blanks to push Beltre to third base. Qualls struck out Rougned Odor, revealing light at the end of the tunnel, but Robinson Chirinos hit a sacrifice fly to center field to bring in the go-ahead run. Qualls, typically setting up for closer Luke Gregerson, has mostly been solid, sporting a 3.48 ERA with a 14/2 K/BB ratio in 10 1/3 innings.
X-rays on Leonys Martin's left wrist came back negative.
Martin injured the wrist while trying to make a catch on Monday, but he's managed to come away with just a bruise. Consider the outfielder day-to-day.
Monday's game between the Diamondbacks and Rockies has been postponed due to rain.
No makeup date has been announced. Scheduled starters Josh Collmenter and Tyler Matzek will be pushed back a day.
Jose Altuve walked, doubled, stole a base, and scored a run, but the Astros were defeated by the Rangers on Monday.
In the first inning, Altuve walked, advanced to second base on a wild pitch, stole third, and scored on an Evan Gattis sacrifice fly. He doubled and was stranded in the third inning. Altuve is 10-for-12 in stolen base attempts on the season while batting .360/.410/.514 with 16 runs scored and 19 RBI. He's showing his 2014 breakout was no fluke.